2013-Chùa Bữu Sơn

Help to rebuild Chùa Bửu Sơn

Name English Name Former Store Donate Amt
1 Cao Ngọc Hà Cathey Wong Hưng Lợi
2 Hàng Khắc Văn Hang David Hàng Khương
3 Hùynh Bửu Phụng Phung Huynh
4 Liêu Kim Phụng Karen Lieu Quảng Hòa Xuân
5 Lưu Tiên Vinh (Ui) Vinh Luu Nguyên Hưng
6 Lý Cẩm Thêm Kenneth Lee Thái Hưng Long
7 Lý Thống Nhơn Flex Ly Hàng Phong
8 Quách Chấn Hải Hai Quach Hiệp Dủ Long
9 Quách Tuyết Kiều Monica Quach Minh Lợi
10 Trần Ái Lan Katrina Tran Dủ Phát
11 Trần Trung Thành Vincent Chan Dủ Phát
12 Trương Chí Thành Danny Truong Vĩnh An
13 Trương Tú Anh Annie Chang Di An Hòa
14 Trương Văn Tư Ted Chang Di An Hòa
15 Văn Tiến Hùng Hung Van Tiệm Trà Con Cò
$3,090.00
Dear all,
I have a dilemma!  I have hold up and hesitate to write you about this matter for at least 4 months.  Any issue in regard to asking alumni donation, I truly don’t want to do it because it is so difficult for me to open up.  However, regardless of daily busy life, this issue has been sitting in my mind, I feel so uneasy and it has been bother me because I didn’t fulfill my promise to one of our former Sadec resident, ChịPhượng, daughter of Tiệm Vải Đông An Thành, her father nick name Sadec residents often called him “Ông Chín Ghẻ” :=).  Her husband, Anh Đạt, is also Sadec resident, his mother sold sugar, and Sadec resident called her “Bà Muối”.  Both husband and wife are very in Buddhism, they both are vegetarian, beside daily living and family obligation they devote their time and money to temples.  They find that is their joy, their pleasure to be able to help others on top of morality.
 
Back in February Chị Phượng had verbally asked me couple times to request QMS Alumni support for a temple that she is supporting to rebuild.  This temple is in a rural area, but still belongs to Sadec City.  Her ideal is those small temples in small areas are truly need help since they don’t have many supporters. Hearing QMS Alumni had big donation to Chùa , she would like to ask if QMS Alumni can pitch in to help Chùa Bửu Sơn as this temple is deeply in need to rebuild.  Attached photos of how bad Chùa Bửu Sơn is and her simple letter below (she told me a lot verbally).  Her family members have helped the major parts, and there is only a small part that still needed.  Ex:  300 bag of cements and 2238 foundation posts.  Roughly estimate additional need $800 – $1000 USD.  Vietnamese saying “One tree does not a mountain make, but three trees united together will form a high mountain”.   If we all cooperate and do something, we will reach our objective.
 
I have held this request for 4, 5 months.  I feel so uneasy and it keeps staying in my mind even though I have given my share.  I wish I learn to say “No” if I feel it’s hard for bring up the issue with others. Anyhow, I have courage after receiving support from Kenneth Lee (A Thêm of Thái Hưng Long), Wen Si (Ted Chang of Di An Hòa), and Jin Fung of Quảng Hòa Xuân.  Nevertheless, please don’t feel obligated to my letter whatsoever, I feel writing and sending this letter will release my obligation that I have promised to Chị Phượng.  On the other hand, if you’re willing to help, I can certainly pass your donation to Chị Phượng with authentic, legitimate receipt from the head of Chùa Bửu Sơn, or you can send your donation directly to Chị Phượng at:
San Jose, CA 95135
 
Thank you for sparing your busy time reading this lengthy email (sorry, I didn’t realize that I wrote so long).  I am courageous and believing that you can support of the said, and hoping I won’t bother you. However, if this proposal goes against your moral ethics, please kindly accept my sincere apologies.
 
Kindest regards,
F.Fang

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  1.00 USD = 21245.00 VND

 

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Diana Tran
To: Michelle Truong
Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:38 PM
Subject: Fw: Chùa Bửu Sơn

Hi Phương,Cả tuần nay chị bận nên không có gởi emaill cho Phươmg. Chi có việc phật sự naỳ nhờ em tiếp chị phượng phổ biến tờ thông bạch và hinh ảnh chùa Bửu Sơn đến đồng hương  Sadec Chùa rất cần sự giúp đở của các nhà hảo tâm để ngôi chánh điện sớm thành tựu viên mãn, một cây làm chẳng nên non, ba cây chụm lạy nên hòn núi cao. Chùa đã làm lễ đặt viên đá ngày 3/30/2013. Vật tư chùa cần xin phật tử để cất chánh điện (chổ thờ phật).

1) 300 bao xi măng, mỗi bao $8,000 ngàn.

2) 2238 cây cừ đá, mỗi cây cừ $30,000 ngàn.

3) Còn phần đá, sắt, các, gạch thì có một số phật tử cúng rồi.

4) Phât tử naò muốn phát tâm cúng dường cho chuà có điạ chỉ và số điện thoại gởi thẳng  về chùa, hay nhờ chị gởi củng được.

Cám ơn em

Chị Phượng